Things at Babel haven’t been running smoothly for a while, but now version 7 is ready:
“After almost 2 years, 4k commits, over 50 pre-releases, and a lot of help we are excited to announce the release of Babel 7. It’s been almost 3 years since the release of Babel 6! There’s a lot of moving parts so please bear with us in the first weeks of release.”
Of course, if you have to support older browsers then this is a good choice and arguably much better than including polyfils – although Babel does have to use polyfil code to support some features.
So what is new?
An experimental system for loading only the polyfils that are needed is now available to slim your code down.
So does Babel have a future?
I’m not as convinced.